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separate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of separate

  1. 1 not the same or shared <we stayed in separate apartments on our vacation> Synonyms different, individual, respective Related Words disparate, dissimilar, distinct, distinctive, distinguishable, divergent, diverse, unalike, varied, various Near Antonyms identical, selfsame, very Antonyms same

  2. 2 not physically attached to another unit <the housing development has 200 separate homes, each with its own enclosed yard> Synonyms detached, disconnected, discrete, free, freestanding, single, unattached, unconnected Related Words independent, self-contained; individual, private Near Antonyms adjoining Antonyms attached, connected, joined, linked

  3. 3 not being under the rule or control of another <the former Soviet republic is now a separate country> Synonyms autonomous, freestanding, independent, self-governed, self-governing, self-ruling, free, sovereign (also sovran)Related Words freeborn; delivered, emancipated, freed, liberated, manumitted, redeemed, released; unconquered, unruled, unsupervised; empowered, enfranchised; democratic, republicanNear Antonyms bound, captive, conquered, enslaved, fettered, subdued, subjugated; inferior, subordinate, subservientAntonyms dependent, nonautonomous, non-self-governing, subject, unfree

  4. 4 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person <the husband and wife each have separate interests> Synonyms idiomatic, individualized, particular, patented, peculiar, personal, personalized, private, privy, individual, singular, subjective, uniqueRelated Words characteristic, distinctive, intimate; identifying, idiosyncratic; especial, express, special, specific; independent, nonconformist, self-directed, self-sufficient; custom, customized, specializedNear Antonyms broad, prevailing, prevalent, widespread; common, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms general, generic, popular, public, shared, universal




separate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of separate

  1. 1 to set or force apart <we tried to separate the gluey pages, but they were stuck tight> Synonyms break up, decouple, disassociate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, ramify, resolve, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke Related Words break down, decompose, disassemble, disintegrate, dissolve; bifurcate, bisect, cleave, dichotomize, dissect, fractionalize, fractionate, halve, partition, quarter, segment, subdivide, trisect; fragment, fragmentate, fragmentize; break, fracture, pull, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, tear; cut off, insulate, isolate, seclude, segregate, sequester; detach, disengage, disentangle, unravel, untie Near Antonyms assemble, associate, blend, combine, mingle, mix; connect, couple; accumulate, agglutinate, attach, bind, cement, close, fasten, fuse, knit, stick, weld Antonyms join, link, unify, unite

  2. 2 to go or move in different directions from a central point <the searchers separated in order to cover more ground> Synonyms branch (out), diverge, divide, fork, part, spread Related Words bestrew, break up, broadcast, clear out, disband, dispel, disperse, dissipate, distribute, scatter, sow; distance, recede, retreat Near Antonyms assemble, gather, meet Antonyms converge, join

  3. 3 to arrange or assign according to type <separate the students by reading ability> Synonyms assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, classify, sort, typeRelated Words array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype

  4. 4 to set or keep apart from others <separated the injured calf from the herd> Synonyms cut off, insulate, seclude, segregate, isolate, sequesterRelated Words quarantine; confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up), restrain, restrict; abstract, detach, disengage, remove; detain, hold, keepNear Antonyms assimilate, associate, connect, join, link, unite; discharge, free, liberate, loose, releaseAntonyms desegregate, integrate, reintegrate

  5. 5 to understand or point out the difference in <trying to separate science from religion on one specific point> Synonyms difference, differentiate, discern, discriminate, secern, distinguishRelated Words contradistinguish; comprehend, grasp, know, understand; divide, part, sever; demarcate, mark (off), set offNear Antonyms confound, lump (together), mingleAntonyms confuse, mistake, mix (up)




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